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Kuwait Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Member Arriving from Turkey

Kuwait Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Member Arriving from Turkey

Sunday, 15 December, 2019 - 11:45
A view of Kuwait City, Kuwait. (AFP file photo)

Authorities in Kuwait arrested a prominent Muslim Brotherhood member upon his arrival in the country from Turkey, reported al-Rai newspaper.

It identified him as Islam A., a dentist who works in Kuwait.

Authorities deported him to Egypt after carrying out the necessary investigations with him.

The detainee had previously worked at a Sohag hospital in Egypt and had connections with members of a detained Brotherhood cell that was busted by Kuwait.

The cell had been previously deported to Egypt in line with a security agreement with Kuwait.

Al-Rai said the latest detainee had resided in Turkey for four months before returning to Kuwait where he was seeking to complete travel documents.

He confessed during investigations with Kuwaiti authorities to his ties with the busted cell.

He also confessed to providing financial support to Brotherhood members in Egypt.

Sources revealed that he enjoys close relations with one of the suspects behind acts of violence in Egypt, including arson against churches.

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